The new Volkswagen Golf Plus — the high-roofline version of its big-selling family hatch — has been launched at the Bologna motor show ahead of its arrival in showrooms next spring.
This spacious version of the sixth-gen Golf adopts most of the standard car’s lower-output engines and powertrains.
The most popular models are expected to be the 121bhp 1.4-litre petrol, which returns 44mpg, and the 2.0-litre diesel, which returns 55.4mpg. Six-speed manual and DSG ’boxes will be available.
Exterior modifications include a redesigned rear bumper and LED rear lights. There’s also a choice of new wheels, including 18-inch Bilbao alloys designed by Volkswagen Individual.
The Golf Plus’s cabin is intended to be more comfortable than the standard car’s, with a premium-feel interior and higher-quality upholstery.
Volkswagen is also offering Park Assist as an option. This automated parking system manoeuvres the car into a parking space with minimal input from the driver.
Prices and specifications will be announced nearer to the UK on-sale date, but expect prices to start in the region of £14,000 and rise to £19,000.